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Inauguration day: Celebrities attend and perform (PHOTOS)


Musician James Taylor stands before the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at the US Capitol building during rehearsal as Washington prepares for President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Jan. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC


Rob Carr

Celebrities flocked to Washington, DC for President Obama's big day, the 57th presidential inauguration in our nation's history.

Most will attend an inaugural ball or perform at concerts, adorning the capital city with their Hollywood style, though the First Lady will undoubtedly stand out with her own high fashion.

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Popstar Beyonce will sing the national anthem at the inauguration, Kelly Clarkson will sing My Country Tis of Thee, and James Taylor will perform America the Beautiful at the ceremony.

Other notable performers include John Legend, Katy Perry, Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley and the Far East Movement, according to Financial Review.

"Vice President Biden and I are honored to have these wonderfully talented musical artists perform at the inaugural ceremony," Obama said. "Their music is often at the heart of the American story and speaks to folks across the country."

As CNN points out, dozens of other celebrities will attend inaugural balls, including Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Soundgarden, the cast of Glee, Nick Cannon, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, and Chris Cornell.

At least for one day, DC will be a who’s-who of the entertainment industry.